A Northman's Reveries

November 7, 2015
















Here might lie the origin of all religions:
In such a sunset that takes one's breath away
and pulls us out of ourselves,
intimating that we are part of something far grander
than our tiny, temporary lives,
part of something beyond the mind's intellectual reach.

And our ancestors took it from there,
creating a God or gods or spirits,
to somehow account for this majesty and mystery
that we sense but cannot explain,
yet feel we somehow must.